Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine’s Day


This is my favorite holiday because ‘loving one another’ is the most important thing...it’s why we were created.

I didn’t feel loved while I was growing up and I feel a bit sorry for my parents about that because after raising three children myself, I can’t even put into words how amazing it is to love your children and have them love you back.

There is one principle I have learned about love over the years:

You can only be loved to the extent you allow another to truly know you. (Or, in other words ‘Intimacy’).

And yet, being vulnerable is a very tough thing for me. But, without being vulnerable I won’t get the love I deserve.

Shedding light into the dark areas of my life, things that I am embarrassed about, things that I am ashamed of, removes the darkness and replaces it with the brightness of love.

And doing so bonds us closer.

It’s as simple as that; it’s as difficult as that. And I’m a work in progress, always.

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone in my life that I love, especially Capt, who is forever showing me how much he truly loves me.

8 comments:

Yellow Mama said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you as well...you are right, to be truly loved, you have to be vulnerable. When we are loved for ALL of who we are, then we are truly loved. (redundant?)

Blessings friend.

Morning Glory said...

I like what you say here. And I'm glad you were able to pass on love to your children instead of repeating the pattern of not having love while growing up. You sound like a wonderful person.

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Lala's world said...

That was well said! so true, and so glad that you have Capt'n to show you so much love!
have a great day!

Just Being Me said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you. I loved what you said and I understand totally. It's hard to let others get in close for you risk getting hurt but you also miss out of deep intimacy. Thanks for sharing

yerdoingitwrong said...

I love this. Very nice post to read today. Enjoy your day and your special man. He's pretty lucky himself!

xo.

Looney Mom said...

I can totally relate to this post. I don't like to be vulnerable, but I have to. My husband loves me so much too and I get scared. Anyway... Have a great Valentine's Day with all the ones who love you!

Monica said...

Love is work - giving and receiving it. The older my kids get, the harder it is to as expressive as I want to be. Don't ask me why except that I knew it would be a fight to be open coming from a demonstrative father and a mother with a wall around her, though that wall has come almost come down as time went on. Still, isn't it amazing to see yourself loving that person so easily when they aren't around and yet to freeze in their presence? Your own children, so easy to love and yet....I don't know. It's a fight. That's all I know, and I use all the weapons I have, especially my written ones, to force myself to keep going so they will always know they are loved, even when I don't feel like showing it. I swear my son keeps telling me he loves me and that he wants us to be together forever because maybe I'm not getting through as well I think I am. Or else God just took up my challenge and kept this blatant love in front of me to help me along.

mofongoman said...

QDiL:

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Peace,
QFiL